After receiving an expensive MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, Mishka Shubaly promptly realized he was more interested in playing music in dive bars than writing. He lived out of a Toyota minivan for a year, touring non-stop, and shared the stage with artists like The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and The Decemberists among others. He’s become a cult favorite, opening nationally for comedy iconoclast Doug Stanhope, penning the soundtrack for The Unbookables documentary, headlining the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour, and touring with Pearl Jam fave Star Anna. Adrian Grenier played drums for a new single and Shubaly’s most recent record “Coward’s Path” has won praise from Johnny Depp and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, among others.
In 2011, Shubaly began publishing a series of wildly successful mini-memoirs via Amazon Kindle Singles (six #1 bestsellers, more than 200,000 copies sold in five different languages). Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote the foreword for his collection of Singles. His account of getting shipwrecked for The Moth was broadcast nationally on NPR and around the world. Shubaly’s full-length memoir I Swear I’ll Make it Up to You (Hachette) was published March 8th and has garnered praise from The Guardian, Publisher’s Weekly, GQ, Men’s Journal, and Brooklyn Magazine among others. His recent roadwork— 50 shows in 60 days in 3 countries— has won him accolades from Portland, OR to New York. His writing workshop at Yale has been hailed by students as ‘transformative.’ He appeared on Warped Tour in conversation with Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die). He is a regular guest on and provides the theme music for the Doug Stanhope Podcast which goes out to 1.5 million listeners worldwide.
“We all have heroes. I would never want to imagine Tom Waits going to therapy or Bukowski running a 10k. In my heart, Mishka Shubaly will always be spilled over the bar next to me and playing on the jukebox of my soul.”– Doug Stanhope
“Here is a young writer fully in possession of an immense talent.”– Caitlin Flanagan, the ATLANTIC
“There’s no storyteller like Mishka Shubaly—hardcore on every emotional level, he scares the bejezus out of me, especially when he’s cracking me up. I Swear I’ll Make It Up to You is a brilliantly toxic confession awash in booze, bodily fluids, and the shock of accidentally turning into a human being, against your will.” – Rob Sheffield, ROLLING STONE
“Shubaly’s writing grabs you by your neck, his thumb fingering the delicate pulse by your throat. He’s going to tell you about himself, whether you can stand it or not, and the reason you can’t stop reading? It’s because he also seems to know a thing or two about your inner life. Picture Charles Bukowski with a greater understanding of women, holding a bass guitar. You laugh out loud in a crowded Coffee Bean, glancing around to make sure that no one’s heard you, and then a moment later he tells you something you know to be so painfully true that before you’ve even stopped laughing, you bleed for a moment, internally.”– Huffington Post
“The gruff and rough-voiced Shubaly is a chronicler of mankind’s darkest impulses and failures, a guy with a ticket to hell and back”– Time Out New York
“A beaming ray of jet-black sunshine…” – The Village Voice
★★★★ ‘Effortlessly funny with an affability other comics can only dream of. You have to go and see Glenn Wool’ Brian Logan, The Guardian UK
Glenn began his comedy career in his hometown of Vancouver in 1995. He moved to London in 1998 and quickly became an established star of the London comedy circuit and now he is a star of the World comedy circuit. Having performed nearly everywhere, Glenn is truly one of the funniest comedians all over the planet right now.
Most recently Glenn has conquered most of the states with performances on John Oliver’s ‘New York Stand-Up Show’ and Jim Nortons ‘Down and Dirty’. As well as appearances on ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’, ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’, ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ and numerous other UK stand-up shows.
Glenn wrote and starred in the second and third series of ‘Comedy Cuts’ for ITV. Glenn has also appeared in 28 Acts in 28 Minutes for BBC Radio 4, contributed to BBC3’s The Comic Side of Seven Days, BBC Stand Up Show, Live Floor Show, The World Stands Up and Comedy Blue for Paramount and in 2005 he wrote, starred and directed his own show ‘What’s The Story?’, broadcast on Channel 4 as part of the ‘Comedy Lab’ series. In 2016 Glenn was featured on “The John Bishop Show” on BBC1 as well hosting a new NBC series “Before The Morning After” all while being of the biggest names on the global circuit.
In recent years Glenn has hit the International circuit in a big way, performing to huge crowds in Singapore, Cape Town, Melbourne, Montreal, LA, New York, Holland, Dubai, Auckland and Sydney. He won “Best Comedian’ at the Sydney Comedy Festival 2010 and was nominated for Best Headliner in 2009 at the Chortle Awards (other nominees were… Michael McIntyre, Rhod Gilbert and Jim Jefferies). He is a hugely popular addition to many of the great summer music festivals in the UK, including Reading & Leeds, Bestival, Download, Sonisphere and of course Glastonbury.
★★★★★ “When you watch Glenn Wool, you realise the heights that a talented performer can reach simply by standing on stage and telling stories… an unmissable show from a master of the craft” The Arts Desk
★★★★★ ‘He really proves that he has managed to get to the top of the game without commercial tv success.’ British Comedy Guide